Lebanon (MNN) — In 2022, Lebanon was ranked the world’s most angry country. but why?
Gallup annual Global Sentiment Report Rank several countries based on the positive and negative sentiments surveyed.
Last year’s top five most angry countries included Turkey, Armenia, Iraq and Afghanistan, with Lebanon in first place.
At first glance, this may surprise you. But Lebanon reels from crisis after crisis onslaught — from plummeting currency values, refugee influxes, terrorist activity, international conflicts, vacuums in presidential powers, and acute shortages of fuel, food, electricity, and medicines.
The strain on everyday life in Lebanon can easily reach boiling point.
with noona Triumphant Mercy Lebanon “When there’s no solution, it’s like being in prison. You know how prisoners are. There’s violence and anger in prison. It’s the same thing. Being in prison is like being in prison.” It’s the whole country.”
The country’s social and political climate has hit young people hard, especially.
“The mental health of young people is incredibly disturbed,” says Nuna. “I’ve been talking to my own kids and they all say the same thing: mental health, mental health. All their friends, all the people in their class, their neighbors, Everyone has mental health issues. Here’s what they’re talking about.”
TM Lebanon is a non-governmental organization run by local Christians. They serve refugees and the Lebanese people through vital assistance, education, vocational training, spiritual and psychosocial services, and livelihoods.
“Our presence in the midst of angry people only calms them down, because we offer some kind of solution. , we are considered to be the solution for many people — not just physical problems like feeding, but also emotional problems,” says Nuna.
“There is indeed a cure for trauma [and] ongoing counseling. When you let people talk, they vent their frustration and anger. This is good. “
TM Lebanon Lebanese believers hear people share their anger and pain. “You start talking to them about how you can keep the peace even when you are in the midst of everything. You can still know some things that you haven’t.”
Nuna asks for prayer. “Workers are tired. We have workers, but we need strength. Emotional strength, physical strength, and mental strength.So really pray for the workers, wherever you are and whatever you are doing. I think that’s the most important thing because we need to keep our hands up. I feel relieved when I feel that there is someone who raises their hand.“
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